The Competitive Bids Unit (CBU), Proposal Development Officer (PDO) position is central to the CBU’s successful operation. The PDO supports the CBU team by identifying and tracking new US Government (USG) business opportunities, disseminating new opportunity availability, and sharing this information globally as per CARE’s established protocol; maintaining CARE’s Active Information Management Systems (AIMS); tracking and managing all relevant and miscellaneous inputs through AIMS, as well as, CBU’s shared drive; and develop and maintain CARE’s institutional capacity statements for multiple sectors and past performance dereferences as required. In addition, this position is responsible for CBU’s reporting and analysis needs related to revenue, and for compiling weekly and monthly financial reports, using data from AIMS, for the head of Program, Partnership, Learning (PPL) and the Executive Management Team (EMT). The PO may be asked to coordinate proposal development for smaller proposals in the range of $550K to $2 million
When relevant, the PDO supervises the unit intern(s), CBU workload, trends and special presentations.
The PDO also packages and submits proposals to donors ensuring submission requirements are met in terms of clarity, formatting, page limits, completeness and/or other specifications. The PDO also provides logistical and administrative support to the unit staff including setting up meetings, minor procurement and supporting the Recruitment Specialist in hiring consultants when necessary.
• Monitor and track USG websites (grants.gov, Fed BIz Ops (FBO), and other relevant websites);
• Information and Knowledge Management;
• Support proposal development efforts; and
• Administrative and logistical support.
• Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant work experience preferably in a not-for profit environment;
• Strong planning and time management skills;
• Strong analytical and organization skills;
• Ability to write correspondences and capacity statements;
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills;
• Demonstrated success in working with teams and managing deadlines;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Sound knowledge of computerized database software and applications;
• Ability to produce complex computerized illustrative graphics (e.g. grant cycle charts various types of diagrams from scratch and bar charts, etc.)
• Excellent comprehension and ease with the application of Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.